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What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

That is my short ans: 50 mgm trazadone, 48 hours later you still have the effects.
You probably went to see an md with some complaints, which included sleep disturbance. He gave you trazadone and you sort of sleeping since then.
Time for total truth.
What else are you taking. .. ...Read more

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Is is safe to quit trazodone cold turkey. I have been taking for 8 months my doctor feels it's the reason my liver numbers are high?

Is is safe to quit trazodone cold turkey. I have been taking for 8 months my doctor feels it's the reason my liver numbers are high?

Safer than Xanax (alprazolam)...: The degree of discontinuation would be impacted by whether you took prn, dosage, and what it's being replaced with. ...Read more

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I quit taking 20mg celexa (citalopram) 5 days ago (took for 1yr) cold turkey and would like to stop 150mg trazodone (1 yr also). How and when should i?

I quit taking 20mg celexa (citalopram) 5 days ago (took for 1yr) cold turkey and would like to stop 150mg trazodone (1 yr also). How and when should i?

Wean off: These kind of meds are not recommended to quit cold turkey due to a possibility of serotonin withdrawal syndrome. They should be slowly weaned off within at least one month. I would suggest you to speak with your physician about it. ...Read more

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What is desyrel (trazodone)?

What is desyrel (trazodone)?

Desyrel (trazodone): It is the brand name for trazodone, an antidepressant which is mainly used to help people sleep. Only doses above 400mg has antidepressant effects but that would usually cause so much sleepiness that it is not used at all for depression. Most people sleep well at 100mg or below. A minority needs up to 450mg to sleep well, but they have other severe mental problems also. ...Read more

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How should you use trazodone?

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Trazodone: Usually at bedtime, & as prescribed by your doctor, due to sedative effect. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on trazodone?

Can you overdose on trazodone?

OD: People can overdose on any medicine. Getting the depression treated gives people a second chance to excel at what they are good at. ...Read more

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Is trazodone a safe medication.

For most, yes: If prescribed and followed by a doctor, trazodone can be very safe. It's often used to help with sleep these days, rather than using it for its antidepressant features alone. It can cause dry mouth, dizziness, and nausea -- also in men, it can cause priapism at higher doses. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is trazodone?

What kind of drug is trazodone?

Trazodone: Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects. ...Read more

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What is trazodone used to treat?

Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia. ...Read more

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Does trazodone cause weight lose 50mg how?

Atypical depression?: I've never heard of it doing this--i suppose if you gained wt due to an atypical depression ; the trazadone cured the depression it could happen. ...Read more

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How long does trazodone stay in your body?

How long does trazodone stay in your body?

75 hours.: Trazodoone is metabolized in two phases. The total half life is approximately 15 hours. The medication should be out of your system in a little over three days. ...Read more

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How long does trazodone stay in your system?

How long does trazodone stay in your system?

5: 5 half lives, (elimination of trazodone is biphasic though) which is between 3 to 6 hours. This data does not correlate at all with duration of the desired effect (i assume, as a sleep agent). Ask your dr to understand how this apply to your particular case. ...Read more

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How can you reverse the effects of trazodone?

Stop it: Stop the medication and give time for the effects to wear off. ...Read more

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

Trazodone: 50mg. In usa. There is also trazonil which comes in 25mg., from abroad. ...Read more

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Trazodone 100 mg tablet makes you gain weight?

Trazodone 100 mg tablet makes you gain weight?

It certainly can: Trazodone is one of my favorite medications to help sleep. It is nonaddicting and safe for most people. But any sedating medication can give you the "munchies": craving sweets and carbohydrates. If you're not craving carbs, the trazodone is probably not the problem. Eat properly: no matter what, avoid sweets (especially sweetened drinks), junk food, cookies, candy, & simple starches like potatoes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trazodone?

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Trazodone: Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects. ...Read more

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How long will 50mg of trazodone stay in your system?

Not long: Trazodone has a biphasic half-life but both phases are short (3-6 & 5-9 hours). The rule of thumb is that your body is "cleaned out" after 5 half-lives, so 5x7 = 35 hrs. A day & a half after you've taken 1 dose of trazodone, only 3% will remain in your body. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would taking 300mg of trazodone do?

Trazodone: I am also wondering, is that what is prescribed for you? . High dose Trazodone can cause morning sedation, dryness of mouth & blurred vision. ...Read more

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Why does trazodone make me sick? Could it be I'm allergic?

Why does trazodone make me sick? Could it be I'm allergic?

Brain chemicals: Trazodone can often make people feal nauseated or ill. Sometimes this is related to doses, particualrly above 100mg often seems to make more nausea. True allergy is not an "ill feeling" so likely not allergic. ...Read more

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What will taking 300-400mg of trazodone do if I'm used to taking only 200mg?

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What will taking 300-400mg of trazodone do if I'm used to taking only 200mg?

More trazodone: More sedation next morning, more dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation. ...Read more

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I take 100mg of trazodone but doesn't work as well now. Can I safely up the dose to 150 or 200?

I take 100mg of trazodone but doesn't work as well now. Can I safely up the dose to 150 or 200?

Bipolar D/O: Your additional patient information does say you are bipolar, but there are no mood stabilizers on your medication list. I would be cautious about raising your trazodone dose. Sleep disturbance can signify a hypomanic or manic episode developing, and you would not want to precipitate that. I encourage you to work with a psychiatrist on this, and find better treatments than trazodone alone. ...Read more

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I took 500mg of trazodone by accident, thinking it was a different med. What will happen to me?

Trazodone: Depending on how long ago u took it & what other medications u are on. If recent & u feel very dizzy, call 911. Sedation & excess dryness is expected, even delirium. ...Read more

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I'm on 20 mg of cuprilex and 100 trazodone, if I forgot to take them one night, is there consequences?

Not really, BUT...: If you miss one dose of these medication, you should be fine, but know that for the medications to be most effective, they should be taken as Prescribed daily. Try to remember to take them every day. Use a weekly pill container if that helps, or develop a routine for taking your medications so you do not forget them, Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

That is my short ans: 50 mgm trazadone, 48 hours later you still have the effects.
You probably went to see an md with some complaints, which included sleep disturbance. He gave you trazadone and you sort of sleeping since then.
Time for total truth.
What else are you taking. .. ...Read more

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I have a friend coming off trazodone is she going to have withdrawels I would like to know so I can keep a check on her she is an elderally lady?

I have a friend coming off trazodone is she going to have withdrawels I would like to know so I can keep a check on her she is an elderally lady?

No withdrawals: It should not be a problem being used for sleep. If however was being prescribed for depression primarily then I would simply keep a watch on her to make sure that her mood stays up. ...Read more

Trazodone (Definition)

Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to ...Read more